What Is (And Is Not) BDD?

IT Tips & Insights: A Softensity Senior QA Engineer discusses common misconceptions about behavior driven development in this two-part series. By Nicolas Martino, Senior QA Engineer In the IT business, BDD is becoming more relevant in the development process. But what is it? BDD is behavior driven development, a process in which the entire team […]

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What is Blockchain?

IT Tips & Insights: A Softensity Senior Software Developer covers the basics of blockchain, bitcoin and beyond. By Alvaro Ribeiro, Senior Software Developer Over the last few years, more and more people have talked about Bitcoin, Blockchain and cryptos in general. It all began in 2008, during the subprime economic crisis. The crisis was caused […]

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The Outlook for IT Labor in 2022

By Monika Mueller It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, chances are, you’ve felt the labor crunch. We all have. And not just in IT, though that’s where many have felt it the most acutely. Around this time of year, we’re all probably wondering the same thing: Will 2022 bring any relief? Unfortunately, the short […]

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Enable CI/CD for .NET Apps on ADO

IT Tips & Insights: Learn about DevOps and CI/CD in this video tutorial from a Softensity Senior Software Developer. By Vincent Burgos, Softensity Software Developer / Engineer What is CI/CD? CI/CD stands for continuous inegration and continuous delivery. It’s a method used to rapidly deliver software to customers by utilizing automation in various stages of […]

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Tips for .NET Dev, Part III

IT Tips & Insights: A Softensity Senior Software Developer wraps up his three-part series on .Net development.  By Gabriel Cordeiro, Senior Software Developer The following is the third part in a three-part series. Get tips on Object Initializers in C# in Part I, and learn about magic strings and regions in Part II here. Learn […]

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Meet the Team: Nicole Diez, Head of HR, Americas

How hard is it to hire software developers and engineers? Ask Nicole Diez, the head of HR for Softensity’s LATAM community.  By Softensity After graduating from Florida State University, Nicole Diez put her hospitality major to use and accepted a position in Atlanta. But when she moved back home to Panama, she found the hospitality […]

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Can Machine Learning & AI Help Address the Tight Labor Market?

Softensity Leadership Series: A conversation with Varun Sridharan, Senior Technical Product Manager, Amazon Web Services Customer Behavior Analytics team. By Softensity Varun Sridharan is passionate about solving customers’ problems using machine learning and AI. He started his journey with machine learning back in 2014 and is on a mission to democratize the technology. Varun’s vision […]

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Introduction to Kusto Query Language

IT Tips & Insights: An experienced Software Engineer shares KQL shortcuts in this helpful primer. By Fabio Godinho, Softensity Software Engineer KQL, or Kusto Query Language, is a language for data analysis typical to Microsoft Azure monitoring and observability services (such as Application Insights, Log Analytics, and others). It makes use of the Kusto Engine […]

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Meet the Team: Vincent Burgos, Software Developer/Engineer

We sat down with Softensity’s Vincent Burgos, based in the Philippines, to talk about his experience as a software developer/engineer. By Softensity From the young age of 11, Vincent Burgos knew that he wanted to be in the IT industry. Like so many of his peers in IT, he was motivated by the goal of […]

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Recommended Roadmap for WordPress Development

IT Tips & Insights: One of Softensity’s WordPress experts shares tips and suggests a helpful development roadmap. By Wilson Fernández, Softensity PHP developer / WordPress expert To carry out the development of a website in WordPress, it’s necessary to understand the structure of a content management system (CMS). The CMS is made up of several […]

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The Growing Role of Technology in Healthcare

Softensity Leadership Series: A conversation with Dr. Kimberly Singh and Dr. John Sudick about the impact of tech in healthcare. By Softensity What is the role of technology in healthcare? How can it enable healthcare practices? And do some doctors really view technology as a threat? Softensity’s Monika Mueller sat down with Dr. Kimberly Singh, […]

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Deploy .NET Apps with VS on Azure, Free!

IT Tips & Insights: This instructional video shows you how to deploy your .NET apps with Visual Studio on Azure for free. By Vincent Burgos, Softensity Software Developer / Engineer Have you ever thought about showing your .NET app to your peers, but you don’t know how to do it without worrying about how much […]

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Softensity Taps Top IT Talent to Accelerate LATAM Expansion

Amidst a challenging pandemic and IT labor shortage, Softensity global outsourcing is building a significant team of experienced developers, engineers and QAs throughout Latin America. ATLANTA, November 1, 2021 — Softensity, a U.S.-based outsourcing provider of top-tier software development talent, announced today that the company has built a robust presence in Latin America, and is […]

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Tips for .NET Dev, Part II

IT Tips & Insights: A Softensity Senior Software Developer shares .NET programming tips in this multi-part series. By Gabriel Cordeiro, Senior Software Developer The following is the second part in a series. Read Part I here. Magic Strings  This is something very easy to find during your career as a Developer, but it can be […]

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Supercharge Your .NET 5 APIs with OData 

IT Tips & Insights: An experienced software engineer shares tips for getting more out of .NET WEB API using OData in this instructional video.  By Vincent Burgos, Softensity Software Developer / Engineer Today, we’re going to learn how to make .NET WEB API (Restful) better and more powerful using OData. OData provides a more simplistic […]

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Meet the Team: Ignacio Costantini, LATAM Community Manager

To kick off our new Meet the Team series, we sat down with Softensity’s Nano Costantini to talk about software engineering, building a community and the IT industry in Latin America. By Softensity This year, Softensity expanded its presence in Latin America with an exceptional team that’s growing every day. The region was the missing […]

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Tips for .NET Dev, Part I

IT Tips & Insights: A Softensity Senior Software Developer shares tips for C# and general programming in this multi-part series. By Gabriel Cordeiro, Senior Software Developer “Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.”                                                                                        ― Martin Fowler When I first saw this sentence by […]

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Bias in the World of Artificial Intelligence

Softensity Leadership Series: A conversation with Michelle Yi, Senior Director of Applied Artificial Intelligence at RelationalAI. By Softensity Michelle Yi is probably smarter than you. After graduating high school at age 13, and college at 16, Yi went on to work for IBM’s Watson Group, which is focused on artificial intelligence. She has also been […]

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Clean Code Cheat Sheet

IT Tips & Insights: Code is clean if it can be understood easily – by everyone on the team. If it can be read and enhanced by a developer other than its original author. With understandability comes readability, changeability, extensibility, and maintainability. By Ignacio De Luca, Softensity Software Engineer The responsibility of clean code is […]

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Where are the Women in IT? An Insider’s Take

From the challenges to the opportunities, dive into the trenches with one of Softensity’s talented QA engineers and hear what it’s like to be a woman in IT. By Monika Mueller These days, there’s a lot of talk about equality in the workforce. More companies than ever seem to be making a real effort to […]

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String.Empty VS “”

IT Tips & Insights: String interning and the compilation process in C#. By Nahuel Ramos, Softensity Software Analyst We’re excited to kick off a new content series to share tech tips, tricks, insights and shortcuts by Softensity’s talented global team of developers and QA engineers. IT Tips & Insights is a series created by developers […]

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5 Strategies to Overcome the IT Labor Shortage

By Monika Mueller We don’t need to tell you how challenging the tech talent gap has become, or how severe the labor shortage. It’s significant, with no sign of letting up. According to a recent survey, 61% of HR professionals said finding qualified developers will be the biggest recruitment challenge of 2021. Meanwhile, IT budgets […]

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Digital Labor With Cognitive Capability

Leadership Series: A conversation with Dean Nelson of Virtual Power Systems. By Softensity In her latest interview for our Leadership Series, Softensity’s Monika Mueller sat down with  Virtual Power Systems CEO Dean Nelson to discuss how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence can help alleviate degraded customer service in a post-pandemic world. Digital labor with […]

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Approaching Advanced Analytics

Leadership Series: A conversation with Sandeep Anand of Infor. By Softensity Adopting advanced analytics like data science, machine learning and data engineering can be challenging. In addition to barriers like resistant technologies embedded into ERPs, it can be difficult to connect the technology to a tangible ROI for clients. Businesses are often overwhelmed when considering […]

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Siri for Business

Leadership Series: A conversation with Molham Aref of RelationalAI. By Softensity We’re excited to kick off Softensity’s new Leadership Series with a video interview featuring Molham Aref, Silicon Valley CEO of RelationalAI. In his interview with Softensity’s Monika Mueller, Aref discussed digital transformation and how legacy applications fit into the equation. The issue? Businesses have […]

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